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03-29-2012, 06:13 PM
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I think Roy leading candidate to be head coach, if he wants it? But he may stay in Quebec City if Nordiques return. I cannot see him turning down this opportunity however as Nord's situation is cloudy. Roy has good will to win and work hard two skills I admire in success. Roy coach with cap specialist like Julien Brisebois as the GM? Habs now facing contract situations and financial is taking bigger role in today's game. Maybe with Roy having input with roster moves? Possibly vet like Serge Savard sticks around for a year or two to add splash of front office experience as advisor to 2 rookies at their new positions?

Overall, good to hear of today's changes, feels like breathe of fresh air! I like most welcome the changes. Kind of puzzled by the timing as cannot see why not wait until season's end? These kinds of firings generally spark a team for short term likely affect our draft position by 2-3 positions. The extra 10 days cannot see as real factor as many candidates will not be available for interview until their teams are eliminated from playoffs. Guys like Jim Nill, Brisebois, Bergevin, etc...

Good to see Serge Savard back with the CH. Never agreed with his firing back in '95. Thought he was let go too quick after many years of proven success and only missing playoff 1 year by 3 points on strike short season. Habs were many years getting back to where they were at his firing.

Savard had many good policies I liked. Scouted QMJHL heavily because it was way old Habs teams were built by investing well in Q. He wanted players who understood what it meant to wear CH and use to hockey mad area in Quebec. Even resulted in a few draft steals/finds like Roy in 3rd round, Claude Lemieux, Eric Desjardins, Richer to mention a few.

I also liked his big, physical teams that were never pushed around. Nilan, McPhee, Odelein need I say more. Love the '80s Habs as they were full of character and played well together as a team. We had some great springs back then, not just Roy years but Steve Penney year was special also.

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